Violinist Lindsey Stirling responded Wednesday to disapproving comments she received about the dress she wore to the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend.
On Sunday night, Stirling posted an Instagram photo from the red carpet. Her cutout dress was lined with tan fabric, but her Instagram followers debated whether the dress qualified as modest. In the days following, some fans voiced disappointment while others came to her defense.
In her response to the backlash, Stirling acknowledged that it may have been difficult to see that the dress was lined, but she asked that people avoid judging.
"I make mistakes, and I am definitely not perfect, but I really am trying my best," Stirling wrote. "I still believe in Christ and although I'm not perfect, I strive to share his love and positivity with those I meet."
The violinist and YouTube sensation has become known for her faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With 6.6 million subscribers and over 1 billion views on YouTube, Stirling has also gained worldwide support for her music. Her album "Shatter Me" received the award for top dance/electronic album at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.